ENFIELD CHASE (THE AMATEUR CUP)

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Yesterday I promised you a rational considered view of Enfield, plucky (Spoiler) runner-up to Crook in that magical year of 1964.

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NEVER write the score on a programme. Drawing a lion is fine, obvs.

Since I gave you the pub highlights from Crook, I’ve had a go at winning a “Trip to Tokyo ’64” but sadly I couldn’t find the 3d. to accompany the entry.

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Correct answer clearly –  U.  Better drugs

The footage from the match doesn’t look a lot different from the FA Cup Final, its professional equivalent.  Dodgy keeping, hoofs down the field, looped crosses, toothless fans with rattles. Mind, that could be Burnley in 2020.

I thought about popping down the A10 to Enfield Chase for you this afternoon; it’s only an hour.

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But there was a 37% chance of rain, and believe me you don’t want to be wet in Enfield.

So I’ve raided Google Maps and BRAPA. You remember BRAPA, don’t you ?

As in Crook, their regular GBG entry is a Spoons. Perhaps they should merge.

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Your Spoons

Si wrote “I sat at a table, where a ‘Mail on Sunday’ had spewed out several glossy trash mags, stuck to the table in classic ‘Spoons style.  I supped my ale and read how Nicky Lyndhurst doesn’t like fame, and then how Piers Morgan wants Mel B and Ginger Spice to have had a one night stand, and felt a bit ill.

Enfield isn’t as dull as Maidenhead, but the best looking building IS the Krispy Kreme drive-thru.

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Grade II listed

The must-see pub is a couple of miles south.  Winchmore Hill but Enfield CAMRA.

Despite Duncan accidentally destroying the GBG Ticking Joint Liaison Office, we all managed to visit the Little Green Dragon last year.

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Nice by windows

Cosy and welcoming” said I.

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Boho

strikes the right balance between intimacy and personal space” said Duncan.

Top man Richard

easily pub of the day, almost forgot how desperate I was for a wee” said Simon.

Good grief.  Consensus.

Less consensus on the Arnos Arms, which isn’t really Enfield but does have a nice Bass lantern.

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But there MUST be more to Enfield than a Spoons and a donut drive-thru.  Surely ?

 

 

 

19 thoughts on “ENFIELD CHASE (THE AMATEUR CUP)

  1. That must have been one of my more serious ‘reviews’ but remember it well as it left a good impression. Best building in Enfield? I offer you the superb Art Deco stand at Enfield FC in Donkey Lane.

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  2. Not sure why, but it makes me a little sad to see that Krispy Kreme has invaded the British Isles. I mean, unless they’ve adapted to local tastes and are offering Scotch eggs.

    Loved the comparison of reviews from you, Duncan, and Simon! Here’s hoping it can be a recurring feature whenever possible, especially if the final review from Simon includes some mention of needing to have a wee. 😉

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  3. I originally thought the somewhat disjointed lettering system for the Tokyo Olympics comp was to aid the primitive computer OCR of 1964 to process the entries. Then I read all the letters and realised you couldn’t make a rude word out of them. They KNEW, even back them.

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  4. Enfield’s best pub is The Wonder, which lives up to its name: an unspoilt two-room McMullens local with a proper public bar; rather like the Great Eastern in Hertford or the White Hart in South Mimms.

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